TIMELINE: Showers, winds and tides hit Bay Area Wednesday with heavy Sierra snow

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
AccuWeather Forecast: Cold morning before scattered afternoon showers
It's a cold morning with a coastal flood advisory before scattered showers arrive around noon and persist throughout the evening with gusty winds.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A level 1 storm Wednesday will bring scattered showers and gusty winds to the Bay Area. King Tides will also be an issue Wednesday morning and snow will turn heavy in the Sierra in the afternoon.

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Here's a breakdown.


  • Isolated shower before noon
  • Noon-9 p.m. is the best chance for scattered showers
  • Rainfall totals in most cities will be less than .50"


  • Wednesday afternoon and evening winds will gust 20-35mph+


  • High tide Wednesday morning is around 10 a.m.
  • Flooding of low-lying areas could occur at that time
  • A coastal flood advisory is in effect until 11 a.m.


  • Snow turns heavy Wednesday afternoon
  • Snow rates of 1"-2" per hour and 60 mph winds could create white out conditions
  • Total snow 1-2 feet with up to 3 feet highest peaks
  • Winter storm warning in effect until 1 a.m. Thursday

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